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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Lacking at every turn!


Of all the HTML books that I have seen, Elizabeth Castro's HTML For The World Wide Web is the best. The format is simple and readable with plenty of examples and no wasted words.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Microlithography Science and Technology
Publisher: Marcel Dekker
Authors:
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
best book for the pro


this book consists almost everything u need to be a lithographer and is also concise and up-to-date!
also the price is not too high.
good book!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaServer Faces
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Hans Bergsten
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Useful...but not in depth


This was a useful book. however within 6 hours I had gotten everything I could out of it. 2 whole chapters are devoted to things that are not directly related to JSF (Servlets and JSP Basics and Setting Up JSF-Mostly just setting up tomcat)
I really liked the book...but it was not very deep. Understandable becasue of the relative newness of JSF. I can imagine not many projects have been done with JSF yet...but there needs to be more on integrating with J2EE and how to really use this technology in a meaningful way. Right now all I can do with it is make a simple little example and not really a whole production application. The book only spends 3 paragraphs talking bout JSF and databases. Then says "That is all I am going to say about databases, because that is all there is to say about databases that is database specific"--That was very dissapointing. The entire chapter about Servlets/JSP would have been much better used showing examples of "best practices" implementing databases.
That said I really appreciate the section on integrating JSF and Struts with Struts-Faces. I can imagine that I will most definately be using this technology as I do a lot of struts development. Thanks Hans.
Also I would have really appreciated a comparison of JSF and ASP.NET. the book pretends like this technology doesn't exist. When in reality JSF is the response from the JCP that was necessitated by ASP.NET.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: ASP.NET Unleashed, Second Edition
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Stephen Walther
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Able to compare 5 different books


I have 5 different asp.net books and I hardly use this book. ASP.Net professional is my favorite. This book isn't as well organized. The wrox book has the information I need in the index almost always and this one consistently fails.This is a good book, but the Wrox book is significantly better.
If you are a C# programmer the o'reilly C# book is excellent. I also recommend the wrox visual studio book.The Wrox group allows you to read their book online, after you have bought the book.
I also have asp.net by example. I found that book as good as unleashed. I also have the 21 days book. That is the best if you are very new to programming and will be programming in VB.